Counting the Days ‘til Christmas
By Dae O’Donnell, Mayor of Duck, NC
From Dae’s Christmas Past
By Joyce and Jim Lavene
This year in Duck, my hometown, we’re part of a big Christmas celebration – Christmas in OBX (that the Outer Banks for those of you who don’t know). Everyone is sprucing up, decorating, offering great discounts and special products in an effort to keep the town open through December.
Usually we close up tighter than a clam shell in November. We know there are no tourists coming once the weather gets cold. During the warm months, we could have 25,000 people here. That number plummets to about 500 after the Duck Jazz Festival, our last hurrah of the year.
It’s simple to understand – we’re a beach town. People want warm, relaxing days and sweet warm nights. Beach houses sit empty. Businesses close. That’s why we’re inviting everyone to come down and see us later this year. Your favorite summer playground can be your favorite winter playground too.
There’s just one hitch – the horses. Oh, not the wild horses that we all cherish so much. We’re having a small problem with pesky PHANTOM horses running down the roads at midnight, tearing up the grass and breaking lawn furniture. Pet psychic Mary Catherine Roberts is here to help us with that. I’m sure it will all be over soon.
In the meantime, come stay with us. It will be an adventure you’ll never forget!
Dae's Christmas Past is book 6 in the Missing Pieces Mysteries with psychic mayor Dae O'Donnell.
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